As you can see the Dell Oem partition is gone along with all the Dell crapware. I did make a small partition and use Easeus to create a system image. Owner needs to copy that image to a external drive for safe keeping. Not the best thing to do, but it was about the only option I had.
February 23, 2014
Well, you are certainly a brave person to have taken that on !
Changing a motherboard or is it "person board" is never an easy task.
Sounds though as if you know what you're doing and I guess it was fun in the end.
Excellent outcome and a nice computer that would have otherwise ended up dumped.
150 gig HD (with a partition !) as well. And XP Love it 🙂
Thank you Colin B, seems you are the only one on DCT that cares about what a desktop PC looks like on the inside.
Install an SSD and a low profile graphics and this PC would dual boot XP with W10 or Linux Mint easily. I lucked out on this repair since the AMD processor did not need changing.
Took a few photos before I pulled the Motherboard, just to have a reference, since my memory isn't quite as good as it used to be.
Some of these old XP machines, with a little upgrading can make as good of a machine that can be bought.
https://davescomputertips.com/forum/everything-else/hp-slimline/ I also replaced the Motherboard in this machine.
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